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6.6 magnitude hits western Nepal; 6 dead, several injured

At least six people have died and scores injured when two back-to-back earthquakes hit western Nepal in Doti district, Monitoring Center said.

According to Kantipur, locals in Doti district have pulled out the dead bodies of three people when a strong hit the district on Wednesday at 2:12 a.m.

Earthquake measuring 6.6-magnitude occurred in western Nepal whose centre was Doti district, according to the Earthquake Monitoring Center. Another quake measuring 4.1 magnitude also occurred in the same district at 9:56 p.m on Tuesday.

US midterm polls: Amid high scrutiny, people vote without major hitches

Americans voted without major hitches Tuesday in midterm elections receiving intense scrutiny after two years of false claims and conspiracy theories about how ballots are cast and counted.

With polls open across the country, no widespread problems with ballots, long lines or voter intimidation were reported early on, though there were hiccups in some places, which is typical on any Election Day.

Vote tabulators malfunctioned in a county in New Jersey and one in Arizona, prompting assurances from officials that ballots would be counted. Some voting sites in North Carolina were delayed in opening because workers showed up late, though officials may extend voting hours. And in one Pennsylvania county, polling places scrambled to replenish low supplies of paper ballots.

Musk’s to introduce ‘Official’ label for some verified accounts

Billionaire Elon Musk’s social media platform will introduce an “Official” label for select verified accounts including major media outlets and governments when it launches its new $8 premium subscription product, its early stage products executive Esther Crawford said on Tuesday.

Crawford also confirmed that the revamped Blue subscription product, which will allow paid users to carry blue check marks on their accounts, will not actually verify users’ identities.

The lack of ID verification is likely to raise concerns about the possibility of people impersonating public figures.



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